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Montreal Gazette - Top Stories

Due to data issue, Quebec reports lowest tally of new COVID-19 cases in more than a month - The lowest case tally in more than a month should be taken with a grain of salt as some of today's new cases won't be reported until Monday.

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After trouncing Oilers, Canadiens prepare for 'tougher' rematch -- "Teams adjust and there's also a sense of revenge," coach Claude Julien warned ahead of Monday night's game in Edmonton.

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Montreal racing to remove snow before temperatures drop -- The city has relaxed parking regulations for the snow-removal operation so people can move their cars before the curfew

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Voting by mail is crucial in a pandemic. Why is Quebec not ready? -- WEEKEND READ | Municipal elections are set for Nov. 7 province-wide. Time is running out to make mail-in ballots an option.

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Canadiens fan hopes his giant Olaf snowman will make people smile -- After building a cool ice castle/bar in his backyard two years ago that he was forced to take down, Brossard man comes up with a new idea.

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#ICYMI: Deep freeze, snowman contest, other news -- Enjoy a lazy Sunday? There is still time to catch up on all the news.

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Update: Woman, 49, dies after stabbing; son arrested -- A police spokesperson said the 23 year old "was transported to a hospital to undergo a psychological evaluation."

16 hours ago

Montrealer who was killer for hire granted full parole because he is terminally ill -- Serge Robin, 63, killed at least three people, including a man he shot as a killer for hire

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Montreal libraries open study spaces for students on Monday -- The spots can be reserved by phone or online, one day in advance

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SQ searching for snowmobiler who disappeared en route to Île-Bizard -- He left Rigaud on Saturday and hasn't been seen since.

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Opinion: Anger is everywhere; are liberals paying attention? -- Canadians like to think Trumpism does not exist here. This is a mistake. Parties inspired by liberalism must adapt.

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Opinion: Trump faces political, legal and financial purgatory – and deserves it -- He does not know the purgatory that awaits him politically, legally and financially. Or, maybe, he does, and it torments him.

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Opinion: In the future, let's treat trees, mountains and rivers like people -- Once the pandemic is behind us, we'll have to turn our attention to new routines that don't involve treating the environment like a trash can.

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Opinion: Erin O'Toole must oust Trumpists from Conservative movement -- There are some bad apples, a not-insignificant minority who look at political events down south not with shock, but admiration.

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The Right Chemistry: Claims about placenta extracts -- Unfortunately, there is no evidence for placenta extracts having a cosmetic benefit. Still, there are many believers.

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In the Habs' Room: Price gets credit for holding off high-octane Oilers -- "It could have a different game if we didn't have him back there," Brendan Gallagher said. "They have some great players and I thought we did a pretty decent job, but we have a pretty great one between the pipes to make those saves."

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Jack Todd: It's early days, but the Habs are looking good -- The Canadiens would appear to be pretty much as advertised: Deep, fast, tough and balanced, with scoring throughout the lineup, a solid blue line and superb goaltending.

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Canadian Vasek Pospisil among those forced to quarantine prior to Australian Open -- B.C.-born tennis champ Vasek Pospisil is among the players forced to quarantine prior to the Australian Open, after being exposed to a passenger with COVID-19 on board his plane.

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Documents show Biden plans Day 1 order cancelling Keystone XL -- Transition documents suggest President-elect Joe Biden plans to block the Keystone XL pipeline on his first day in the White House. The pipeline expansion would ferry up to 830,000 additional barrels a day of diluted bitumen from Alberta's oilsands to refineries along the U.S. Gulf Coast.

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Doyle: New mixed-used condo project approved in Hudson -- "The people who are buying these projects are our neighbours. They're not people coming from out of town," says real estate broker Dylan White.

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Industry minister assures businesses of support after Couche-Tard's bid for Carrefour fails -- The Quebec-based company abandoned talks to buy Carrefour for $20 billion after France's finance minister raised concerns about food and job security

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Canada's Couche-Tard drops $20 bln Carrefour takeover plan after French government opposition: sources -- Canada's Alimentation Couche-Tard has dropped its 16.2-billion euro ($19.6-billion) bid to acquire European retailer Carrefour SA after the takeover plan ran into stiff opposition from the French government, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Friday.

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Montreal real estate remained a sellers' market in 2020, despite pandemic -- Residential property sales and prices continued to climb last year amid ever-shrinking supply.

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'Being a Black woman from Montreal who raps' gives Naya Ali her edge, she says -- Ali is among the winners of the inaugural Black Canadian Music Awards.

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Meditative new album by Gatineau-based composer inspired by National Gallery -- Nick Schofield will release Glass Gallery, his second solo album on Feb. 5.

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Coeur de pirate buys Dare to Care Records following #MeToo storm -- "My priority remains to provide a healthy and inclusive environment for our employees to thrive as well as for our artists to develop," Béatrice Martin said.

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Obituary: Festival du nouveau cinéma co-founder Dimitri Eipides saw film differently -- Soft-spoken man was known as a passionate defender of film as art

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Analysis: New OSM music director Rafael Payare shifts Montreal's orchestral dynamic -- Payare is untroubled by the prospect of a rivalry with the Orchestre Métropolitain's Yannick Nézet-Séguin. "This showcases the wonderful versatility of Montreal as a city."

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Fitness: Injuries come down on some Canadian slopes -- A study from western Canadian ski resorts shows a decline in the number of mishaps, and that most tumbles were taken on the easier runs.

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Shelter: Brothers' condo is in the heart of Quartier des Spectacles -- "We wanted some place where we could both work and play," Naji Baydoun says of the home he shares with his sibling Nader.

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Karl Lohnes: No gym? Small space? That's no excuse for not exercising -- These design tricks will get you organized to get fit at home and keep your place stylish during the cold months ahead.

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Bill Zacharkiw's Wines of the Week: Jan. 15, 2021 -- Every week, Bill Zacharkiw identifies his top wine picks available at the SAQ and offers ideas for food pairings.

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Brownstein: City has lost another original with the death of Matthew Cope -- Cope had a strong following as an entertainment critic, and later segued to screenwriting and editing, but his passion was photography.

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News Roundup: Couple sues over Mercedes-Benz they're frightened to drive -- open in new tab -- Plus a leaked photo of the Ford Maverick, a massive GM collection up for auction and a Lambo that was rented and never returned

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B.C. offers up to $100,000 in rebates to businesses for switching to EVs -- open in new tab -- The CleanBC rebate is being doubled from $50,000 per vehicle

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These 10 vehicles are the cheapest to insure in Canada -- open in new tab -- If you want to save some cash on coverage, these are the ones to choose

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'Grand Theft Auto' in the GTA? Man tries to hijack cars on highway near Toronto -- open in new tab -- Police are looking for info on a Burlington speeder who stopped traffic and tugged on car door handles

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Fiat Chrysler first automaker to offer Amazon's new Alexa Custom Assistant -- open in new tab -- The company's vehicles will now rely on Amazon-built speech recognition software to power their in-car tools

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Diabetes and COVID: Drug reduces death risk -- open in new tab -- Researchers compared the effect of insulin and metformin on COVID-19 patient outcomes

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The Trumps have a thing about toilets -- open in new tab -- Ivanka and Jared aren't the only ones to get territorial about bathrooms

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ADVICE: My partner's sex drive is in free fall -- open in new tab -- Out-of-sync libidos can strike when you least expect it

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Stretch or skip it? The truth about warm-ups -- open in new tab -- A review of reseach considers static muscle stretching, which has recently developed a bad rap

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Case study: HIV diagnosis linked to manicure tools -- open in new tab -- A 22-year-old's diagnosis baffled doctors, forcing them to go as far back as her pre-teen years to looks for clues

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Willie Nelson announced as keynote speaker for SXSW Online 2021 -- open in new tab -- "No individual has had the cultural impact on, or been more synonymous with, the creative vibrancy of Austin than Willie Nelson."

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UFC announces it will no longer punish fighters for positive cannabis tests -- open in new tab -- Fighters could still be fined or suspended by local athletic commissions.

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K9 Maximus knew Christmas was over. Why didn't this drug dealer? -- open in new tab -- 'Ho, Ho' becomes 'Oh, Oh' for California driver found with 40-plus kilograms of weed, some of it in wrapped Christmas presents.

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Two men remembered to return their rental car, but forgot their cache of drugs -- open in new tab -- One man discovered with heroin, MDMA and weed after duo returns to collect their forgotten drugs from a rental car dropped off at an airport in upstate New York.

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Mind Medicine announces study evaluating effects of microdosing LSD -- open in new tab -- "We believe that such measurements may offer an efficient way of determining a response loop for better understanding how microdosing can affect the human body."

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